A Ukrainian soldier holding a cat walks in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. With the fate of Ukraine and potentially broader post-Cold War European stability at stake, the US and Russia are due to start critical talks that could shape the future of their bilateral ties and the relationship between the US and its Nato allies. Photo: AP
A Ukrainian soldier holding a cat walks in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. With the fate of Ukraine and potentially broader post-Cold War European stability at stake, the US and Russia are due to start critical talks that could shape the future of their bilateral ties and the relationship between the US and its Nato allies. Photo: AP
Ukraine

Russia demands guarantees Nato will not expand further on eve of US talks

  • High-level meetings are due this week between Russia and US aimed at easing rising tensions over Ukraine: Kazakhstan ‘will not be discussed’
  • Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says it is ‘naive to assume progress, let alone rapid progress’ at the coming talks

Topic |   Ukraine
A Ukrainian soldier holding a cat walks in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. With the fate of Ukraine and potentially broader post-Cold War European stability at stake, the US and Russia are due to start critical talks that could shape the future of their bilateral ties and the relationship between the US and its Nato allies. Photo: AP
A Ukrainian soldier holding a cat walks in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. With the fate of Ukraine and potentially broader post-Cold War European stability at stake, the US and Russia are due to start critical talks that could shape the future of their bilateral ties and the relationship between the US and its Nato allies. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE